I took a knitting class so i could finish my socks. I have a sock from a previous class. Now I have 3/4 of another sock. 1 3/4 socks. Not quite a pair.
There were two of us in the class, plus the teacher. The teacher, Barb, owns the Frost and Steam Coffee Shop. It is right around the corner from my house. So, because we had such a great time together, we are talking about have a knitting group. We have also discussed having a little yarn shop in the coffee shop. It is something to still be considered, but it would be great. There is a quilt shop in town, but not a yarn shop.
Today, we invited a woman to sit with us while she was having a muffin and coffee. She is Barbara MacKinnon. She wrote a book called "Where Rivers Meet." She live here in Waconia. Cute lady. We chatted for about 2 hours AFTER the class was done. I love meeting people.
I lived in Utah for almost 41 years. I am not a drinker. I had friends in Utah that drank, but not many. Now that I live in Minnesota, I have a lot of friends who drink the occasional wine or harder liquor.
We even eat in bars or restaurants that serve liquor...however you want to look at it. It took a while to get used to, but that is how it is in Minnesota and, I am guessing, other states.
However, "Utah's attempt to normalize its liquor laws could take a significant step back under a proposal that would require restaurants to pour alcoholic drinks behind 10-foot-high walls and make it illegal for someone to show any signs of being drunk."
What? A 10 foot high wall instead of a bar? I think that making drinks behind a wall will make drinking more mysterious and thus more enticing and exciting to our youth.
More from the article: "The court said exhibiting traditional signs of being drunk, such as slurring speech, being boisterous or stumbling, was not a crime.
"His bill would make it illegal to be a very exuberant, outgoing person. It would make it illegal to have a seizure disorder," Marcy said. "All you would have to do is show the signs, and you would meet the definition. Whether you touched a drop of alcohol or not, you could be cited for intoxication. That's how far reaching and scary that statute is."
If this is the case, I have numerous exuberant, outgoing people in my life who would be arrested just for being. If this bill goes through then Cherran Zullo of Murray, Utah will need to be bailed out of jail every day and she doesn't drink.
All I can say is...my goodness. Don't we have better things to do with our time, energy and money?
I read this blog - http://cartoonbrickwall.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-run-in-with-majority-leader-in-utah.html- and I just want to say "what a complete and utter jerk of a man/politician. I don't care if it was his "time of the month" or if he was tired. He was rude and brainless. If Karma works, then one day he will feel as small and insignificant as he made this woman feel when she delivered his pizzas.